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2017 FIDE Arbiters’ Commission Councilors’ Meeting
Wednesday, 10 May 2017 09:14
2017 FIDE Arbiters Commission  Councilors Meeting in Reykjavik Iceland

Dear chess friends,

The Icelandic Chess Federation hosted the annual Councilors' Meeting of the FIDE Arbiters' Commission.
The meeting was held in one of the meeting rooms of the Harpa Hall, in Reykjavik, Iceland, in the period 21 to 24 April 2017, during the 32nd Reykjavik Open Tournament.

You can find the Agenda of the Meeting here.

You can find the Minutes of the Meeting here.

You can find the list of classification upgrades here.

We would like to thank very much the Icelandic Chess Federation and especially the President Gunnar Bjornsson, the Chairman of the ICF Arbiters' Commission and Member of the FIDE Arbiters' Commission IA Omar Salama and the Member of the ICF Arbiters' Commission IA Kristjan Orn Eliasson, for the excellent organization of the Meeting and for the great hospitality that was provided to all participants.

Takis Nikolopoulos
Chairman
FIDE Arbiters' Commission
 
NEW LAWS OF CHESS AND SWISS RULES To be in effect from 1 July 2017
Tuesday, 09 May 2017 13:59
LECTURES on Internet

After the approval by the 1st quarter 2017 FIDE Presidential Board of the New Laws of Chess and the New Swiss Rules to be in effect from 1 July 2017, the FIDE Arbiters' Commission, in cooperation with the FIDE Rules Commission and the FIDE Systems of Pairings and Programs Commission, organized a lecture, in order to present to the Arbiters the new Laws of Chess and the new Swiss Rules that will be in effect from 1 July 2017.

The lecture was held on Internet, on 2nd May, 18.00-22.00 Greek Time (GMT+3), in English language.

The Lecturer was IA Takis Nikolopoulos (GRE), Chairman of the FIDE Arbiters' Commission and the Technical Organizer was IA Mihail Prevenios (GRE).

During the lecture the changes of the new Laws of Chess, as well as the changes of the new Swiss Rules that will be in effect from 1 July 2017 were discussed.

Forty three (43) Arbiters from thirty three (33) Federations participated in the Lecture.

You can find the list of the participants here.

In the next period three (3) more lectures with the same subjects will be held on Internet in different languages. The lectures will be held on Internet as follows:

(a) In Russian language, 17 May 2017, 13.00-17.00, Moscow Time (GMT+3).
The Lecturer will be IA Ashot Vardapetyan (ARM), Chairman of the FIDE Rules Commission and FIDE Lecturer and the Technical Organizer will be IA Mihail Prevenios (GRE), FIDE Lecturer.

(b) In Spanish language, 23 May 2017, 18.00-22.00, Madrid Time (GMT+1).
The Lecturer will be IA Jesus Mena (ESP), Councilor of the FIDE Arbiters' Commission and FIDE Lecturer and the Technical Organizer will be IA Mihail Prevenios (GRE), FIDE Lecturer.

(c) In Arabic language, 25 May 2017, 18.00-22.00, Dubai Time (GMT+4).
The Lecturer will be IA Mahdi Abdulrahim (UAE), Councilor of the FIDE Arbiters' Commission and FIDE Lecturer and the Technical Organizer will be IA Mihail Prevenios (GRE), FIDE Lecturer.

Takis Nikolopoulos
Chairman
FIDE Arbiters' Commission
 
NEW LAWS OF CHESS AND SWISS RULES To be in effect from 1 July 2017
Wednesday, 03 May 2017 11:03
LECTURES on Internet

After the approval by the 1st quarter 2017 FIDE Presidential Board of the New Laws of Chess and the New Swiss Rules to be in effect from 1 July 2017, the FIDE Arbiters' Commission, in cooperation with the FIDE Rules Commission and the FIDE Systems of Pairings and Programs Commission, will organize three (3) more lectures, in order to present to the Arbiters the new Laws of Chess and the new Swiss Rules that will be in effect from 1 July 2017.

The lectures will be held on Internet as follows:

(a) In Russian language, 17 May 2017, 13.00-17.00, Moscow Time (GMT+3).
The Lecturer will be IA Ashot Vardapetyan (ARM), Chairman of the FIDE Rules Commission and FIDE Lecturer and the Technical Organizer will be IA Mihail Prevenios (GRE), FIDE Lecturer.

(b) In Spanish language, 23 May 2017, 18.00-22.00, Madrid Time (GMT+1).
The Lecturer will be IA Jesus Mena (ESP), Councilor of the FIDE Arbiters' Commission and FIDE Lecturer and the Technical Organizer will be IA Mihail Prevenios (GRE), FIDE Lecturer.

(c) In Arabic language, 25 May 2017, 18.00-22.00, Dubai Time (GMT+4).
The Lecturer will be IA Mahdi Abdulrahim (UAE), Councilor of the FIDE Arbiters' Commission and FIDE Lecturer and the Technical Organizer will be IA Mihail Prevenios (GRE), FIDE Lecturer.

The participation fee will be 15 Euros and must be paid until three (3) days before the day of the lecture, by using the following ways:

(1) By depositing money in FIDE Account:

EUR ACCOUNT

Bankers: UBS Bank
Address: Case Postale, 1002 Lausanne, Switzerland
Bank Code: UBSWCHZH80A
Euro Account Number 243-342087.63Y
IBAN CH54 0024 3243 3420 8763 Y
Account Name: Federation Internationale Des Echecs

(2) By credit card:

Credit Card

Internet Address: https://payment.fide.com/payment.phtml
Holder Name: Federation Internationale Des Echecs
Instructions: Choose enter payment manually at the top and write the reason of payment
(Arbiters' Lecture)

(3) By PayPal:

PayPal

Internet Address: www.paypal.com
Holder Name: Federation Internationale Des Echecs
Code: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Maximum number of participants will be 50, with priority to be given to IA, FA and then Arbiters of National Level.
For participation please fill the on-line form you will find in the link:
http://arbiters.seminars.fide.com/files/application.html


Takis Nikolopoulos
Chairman
FIDE Arbiters' Commission
 
FIDE Arbiters’ Magazine No 4
Wednesday, 22 March 2017 13:09
Dear friends,

The FIDE Arbiters' Commission has the pleasure to publish the fourth issue of the Arbiters' Magazine.

We continue our efforts to offer to all the Arbiters around the world the necessary knowledge and information, to enable them to exercise their duties in the best way.

Many thanks to IA Aris Marghetis, Secretary of the FIDE Arbiters' Commission, who collect and prepare the material for publication in the Magazine, as well as to IM Anastasia Karlovich , FIDE Press Officer, for her kind offer of the photos of this issue and to IA Efi Saltamara, for the compilation of the edition.

Many thanks as well to IA Roberto Ricca, Secretary of the FIDE Systems of Pairings and Programs (SPP) Commission and to FA Mario Held, member of the FIDE Systems of Pairings and Programs (SPP) Commission, for their contribution in the subjects of this issue.

You are welcome to send to the Commission your comments, opinions and ideas, as well as any incidents or cases that have come to your knowledge and you believe are worth publishing.
Your assistance will be highly appreciated.

Takis Nikolopoulos
Chairman
FIDE Arbiters' Commission
 
2017 FIDE Arbiters’ Commission Councilors’ Meeting
Friday, 10 March 2017 15:03
Dear chess friends,

The 2017 FIDE Arbiters' Commission Councilors' Meeting will be held in Reykjavik, Iceland, in the period 21 to 24 April 2017.

We would like to thank very much the Icelandic Chess Federation for hosting the Meeting.

You can find the Agenda of the Meeting here.

Federations and individuals who are interested to send proposals to be discussed in the Meeting and in the next FIDE Congress Arbiters' Commission Meeting are kindly requested to send them to the FIDE Arbiters' Commission (Chairman Takis Nikolopoulos, e-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and Secretary Aris Marghetis, e-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ), not later than 10 April 2017.

Takis Nikolopoulos
Chairman
FIDE Arbiters' Commission
 
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